Martin Funeral Home East

1460 George Dieter Drive, El Paso, TX


Arthur Harlie Gilbert Montano

July 11, 1943June 29, 2019

Arthur Harlie Gilbert Jr. John J. Montano, 75, El Paso, Texas. Walked up the stairway to heaven to rest with his Lord at 2:49 A.M. On June 29, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family.

Arthur was born on July 11, 1943, in Placitas, New Mexico, to the parents Gilbert Montaño and Julia Trujillo.

He is preceded in death by his parents Gilbert and Julia, and siblings Jaime and Josie.

Arthur is survived by his Wife Bertha of 35 years, his siblings: George (Rita), Larry (Lydia), Pat (Viola), Clyde (Joyce), Christy (Edna), and Lilly. He is also survived by his children: Yvonne, Pamela, Monique, and Isaac, as well as his 18 grandchildren.

At 20 years of age, Arthur enlisted into the United States Army. During his Army Tenure in the time of the Vietnam War, Arthur traveled the world holding many occupations over multiple tours. Arthur Honorably and Proudly served his Country for 35 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer Two in 1985.

Arthur Harlie Gilbert Jr. John J. Montaño, much like his name, left behind a long legacy of love and affection for those he touched during his lifetime. Continuously blessing, teaching, and supporting his Family and Friends, his leadership, passion, and love will live on, emulated in the lifestyles of all who continue to love him.

This Tuesday July 2, at 11 A.M. at Martin funeral home East on George Dieter, then at 1:30 P.M. Burial at Ft Bliss. Reception to follow at 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Arthur Harlie Gilbert Montano

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Clyde Montano

July 5, 2019

Arthur, I’ll miss you always, especially the early years of our lives. You were a very considerate and generous brother. Thank you for all that you shared.

Your brother, Clyde

janet parada

July 3, 2019

Monique & Family
My Thoughts And Prayers' Go Out To You!
I Know Your Father Meant A lot to You.
I Pray For Strength And Courage In The
Days' To Come!!!
Your Friend,
Janet Parada

Rosie Sgt Willams Garcia

July 2, 2019

I know our heavenly Father welcomes you with open arms into his heavenly kingdom.
Thank you so much for all the love and support and for being a grand Nino to our Chupies and for always making us feel welcomed into your home. God rest your soul in peace.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember the first time I saw Art waiting for you to get out of work. He always had a smile and was very polite. Who knew that wonderful man would be such an important person in our lives. You and your family have been amazing and I humbly thank you and will continue to pray for you all. Find strength in our Lord and may he bless you always.
Love you
Comadre, chupies and Alma

Sandie Carmona

July 1, 2019

Dear Bertha and Family,
From the first time I met Art he was one of the kindest and most welcoming people I've ever met. Thank you Art for being your soft spoken and kind self...you will be missed.
And for you, Bertha and family may God bless each and everyone of you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.
With love and my deepest condolences,
Sandie Carmona